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Jack Blatherwick

Hockey athleticism

07/26/2019, 11:00am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Training should be integrated, rather than isolated

What should dryland training accomplish?

07/22/2019, 8:45am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Workouts should focus on speed of hands, speed of feet and speed of mind.

Rule non-enforcement is dangerous and counterproductive

06/13/2019, 11:00am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

In the playoffs, the NHL ignores the rulebook, making this the standard for youth hockey as well

Tiger’s win at the Masters was all about work ethic

04/18/2019, 9:45am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

There are no miracles, only predictable success from hard work.

The greatest gift

03/22/2019, 10:30am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Student-athletes are lucky, and the more they appreciate their opportunity as students, the richer their life will be for decades

If I had to do it over, I’d find more praise

03/19/2019, 11:15am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Building confidence is the single most important task for a hockey coach.

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Play: It’s not just fun

03/12/2019, 12:30pm CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

It’s essential for brain development

Strength-efficiency is more important than strength

02/22/2019, 2:00pm CST
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Build strength outside the weight room with highly dynamic exercises that feature balance, flexibility, coordination and explosiveness

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Warmups: Don’t copy the NHL on this one

02/15/2019, 2:00pm CST
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Static stretching on a cold ice surface is counterproductive during warmups.

Gretzky & Einstein

02/08/2019, 1:45pm CST
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Creative geniuses who thought outside the box

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